Monday, March 28, 2011

Gingrich Demands That Obama Bomb Libya, Then Condemns Obama For Bombing Libya

What does Newt Gingrich think should be done about Libya? Simple: the opposite of whatever President Obama is doing. First, Gingrich criticized Obama for his lack of action; then he criticized him for taking part in the bombing campaign. Watch:

GINGRICH, MARCH 8: Exercise a no-fly zone this evening. Communicate to the Libyan military that Qaddafi is gone, and that the sooner they switched sides the more likely they were to survive. Provide help to the rebels to replace him. I mean, the idea that we're confused about a man who has been an anti-American dictator since 1969 just tells you how inept this administration is. They were very quick to jump on Mubarak, who was their ally for 30 years, and they're confused about getting rid of Qaddafi. This is a moment to get rid of him. Do it. Get it over with.

GINGRICH, MARCH 23: The standard [Obama] has fallen back to of humanitarian intervention could apply to Sudan, to North Korea, to Zimbabwe, to Syria this week, to Yemen, to Bahrain. This isn’t a serious standard; this is a public relations conversation. The Arab League wanted us to do something. The minute we did something, the Arab League began criticizing us doing it. I think that two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is a lot. I think that the problems we have in Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen — go around the region. We could get engaged by this standard in all sorts of places. …I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I think there are a lot of other allies in the region that we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

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